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Cold Steel Hold Out I Folding Knife 6" Serrated Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CS11HXLS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
Retail Price: $164.99
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CS11HXLS: Hold Out I, Serrated Edge
Cold Steel
For many years now Cold Steel has been fascinated with the Black Knife or Skean Dhu (Gaelic) of the ancient Scottish warriors. Used as a utility or back-up knife and worn under the sleeve, tucked inside a jacket or slipped into the top of a stocking it was thin, flat "pointy" and light as a feather.

Now Cold Steel is proud to offer you our latest interpretation of this timeless knife in the form of an updated Tactical folder we call the Hold Out.

Available in several sizes to meet just about anyone's needs, they offer a number of contemporary variations and refinements at a very affordable price. Each blade is made of our tried and true AUS 8A Stainless Steel, and like its ancient predecessor's, features a thin, acutely pointed tip that's sharp as the proverbial needle. And it glides effortlessly through even the most puncture resistant materials while remaining remarkably resistant to breakage. Adding to their value and wicked effectiveness, each knife has been precisely and beautifully hollow ground before being honed by hand to a razor edge that will fling hairs from your arm like magic.

The handles of our Hold Out series are also reminiscent of their ancient forbearers. Fashioned from the finest American made G-10 laminate, they offer a palm hugging profile and a thin, flat cross section that resists rolling or twisting in the palm while remaining comfortable and versatile enough to accommodate a wide variety of gripping styles.

To protect your fingers from our Hold Out's remarkably sharp blades, each knife comes with our record breaking Tri-Ad lock. Proven to way out perform the competition in the most brutal tests imaginable, it's simply the best lock available for folding knives at any price. Due to the strength of the Tri-Ad lock, depressing the mechanism to release the blade might be difficult.

For discreet carry and immediate access, the Hold Outs are supplied with polished stainless steel pocket clips and thumb studs on the blade. This arrangement allows a wide variety of carry options as well as lightning quick, one-handed deployment.
  • Blade Length: 6"
  • Blade Thickness: 3.8 mm
  • Closed Length: 7 3/16"
  • Overall Length: 13-3/16"
  • Steel: Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 7.0 oz
  • Handle Material: Textured G-10
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Pocket/Belt Clip
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 705442010357

The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Georgia, USA
Dec 06, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Now this is a knife
Just got this fine specimen this week. Opens easily, strong lock, fits nicely in my pocket, and very light-weight. Definitely one that will make people think twice before approaching, but low profile in all knife-legal environments. This knife is definitely worth the price.
5 out of 5
Cambridgeshire UK
Nov 29, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Now, that's a non-slip grip!
This is my second-level EDC: it stays in my backpack until I feel I need it readily to hand. Excellent finish throughout and the non-slip handle has to be felt to be believed. On my model closing the blade required a little more pressure than it takes to release locks on other knives, but if you have difficulty, you have either a one-off knife that was not picked up in quality control or else your grip is much weaker than the average.
5 out of 5
Collector The Great
Feb 13, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
WOW!! A KNIFE!!!!!!!!!!!
This is an amazing knife!!! The lock is so easy to close and keeps your hands safe from one of the sharpest blades in the world!!! ZERO play in the lock, that means the lock is good. Find that in a knife under $150 dollars!!! Ergonomics are amazing. G-10 is the most grippable handle material you can put on a knife. Now you don't see a good guard, but the Kershaw Blur doesn't have a guard either and is considered quite a knife by non-experts and experts alike. The G-10 though eliminates the potential of your hands sliding to ouch!!! And yes YOU CAN USE FOR EDC. Just check your local laws. Flips out nicely with the thumb stud for an experienced knife person. Overall, one the gems of my collection. First knife of its kind I have ever liked.
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